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We may finally know the ‘missing element’ hidden in the Earth’s fiery core

Scientists have discovered what phantom element might be in the Earth’s core.<p>The mystery material that makes up a significant proportion of our …

Universe

Stephen Hawking wants to use lasers to propel a tiny spaceship to Alpha Centauri

When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they pledged to inject a whole lot of funding and brain power into the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. At a news conference Tuesday, the duo announced …

Stephen Hawking

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

Mystery object slams into Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> In case you missed it, the largest planet in our solar system was struck by a foreign object.<p>Videos emerged this week of an object apparently hitting Jupiter. The footage shows a quick flash on the right side of the planet as an object seemingly makes impact.<p>Amateur astronomer Gerrit …

Astronomy

More Before-and-After Photos of the World's Best Street Designs

A newly updated archive lets you track images of urban makeovers across the world.<p>Across the world, street design that favors automobiles and ignores pedestrians and cyclists is being rethought—a newly updated resource created by the Brazilian urban design collective Urb-i allows you to chart just …

Astronomers: Our Sun Is Likely Capable of Producing an Apocalyptic 'Superflare'

But we'll probably be OK.<p>It would be make for an impressive doomsday. One moment, here we are gardening or walking to lunch in the mellow light of a spring Sun, and the next moment said Sun has shredded Earth's atmosphere and twisted up our power grids, radio communications, GPS, and most anything …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin could get us the medical breakthrough we need for Mars

Today is the day space nerds have been waiting for: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is set to return to Earth after spending nearly a year in outer space.<p>Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly’s identical twin brother, Mark, …

What are gravitational waves? Ripples across the universe.

<b>Correction:</b> A earlier version of this story referred to Kelly Herbst, a physicist and astronomy curator at the Virginia Living Museum, as he. Herbst is a woman. This story has been updated.<p>You probably heard the news last month: Scientists detected something called gravitational waves, and they are …

Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain

• Home<br>• In-Depth Reporting<br>• Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience…<p>Features<p>Illustration by Sam Ward<p>On a blistering summer afternoon in Tucson, …

Scientists develop Matrix-style technology capable of 'uploading knowledge' to your brain

Scientists believe they may have taken the first steps towards making <i>Matrix</i>-style 'instant learning' a reality.<p>A team of researchers from HRL …

Brainwaves

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Neandertals may have used chemistry to start fires

Scientists know a lot about Neandertals these days, from their hair color to their mating habits. Still, a basic mystery remains: Did they know how …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Conditions for life may hinge on how fast the universe is expanding

Scientists have known for several years now that stars, galaxies, and almost everything in the universe is moving away from us (and from everything …

Black holes banish matter into cosmic voids

Using a computer simulation, astronomers probe the ‘cosmic web’ of the universe, its honeycomb-like structure on the largest scales.<p>In recent …

University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2016) – A new one atom-thick flat material that could upstage the wonder material graphene and advance digital technology …

Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.<p>When big science gets a major boost, the news goes around the world with an air of celebration. The latest such event was the confirmation of gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein in his General Theory of …

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Quantum Mechanics

A project to build a $200 DIY Wi-Fi router to help whistleblowers hide online just disappeared under bizarre circumstances

ProxyHam (as the device was called) was essentially a router broadcasting on a 900MHz connection, letting the owner — with the right antenna — connect from up to several miles away. It could be stashed in any public place with an internet connection (think library/coffee shop/co-working space) and …

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Life as matter and matter only: the fraud

Life as matter and matter only: the fraud<p>by Jon Rappoport<p>November 1, 2015<p>(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, <b>The Matrix Revealed</b>, click here.)<p><i>“The</i> …

Consciousness

Pixeljam's Space Exploration and Survival Game 'Last Horizon' is Coming Soon

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Natural Rock Formation Looks Like an Elephant Drinking from the Ocean

Sometimes, the natural landscape can bear an uncanny resemblance to creatures in the wild—one of these curious places is off the coast of Iceland. On the island of Heimaey, there is a rock formation that, from certain angles, looks like a massive elephant taking a drink out of the Atlantic …

NASA Just Discovered a Star Destroying Its Own Solar System

Long ago, in a solar system far away, a star named WD 1145 was much like our own warm yellow sun. Today it's a white dwarf, and using data observed …

Chasing Wormholes: The Hunt for Tunnels in Space-Time

Science fiction literature is full of stories in which tunnels in space-time — known as wormholes — are used for time travel. How much fact lies …

Physics

Mysterious 'Ripples' Zooming Away From Nearby Star Baffle Scientists

The waves seen around AU Mic are "unlike anything ever seen, or even predicted, before."<p>Bizarre, fast-moving "ripples" spotted around a nearby star have scientists scratching their heads. They say the waves are "unlike anything ever seen, or even predicted, before."<p>Astronomers spotted the strange …